Grosses

'Tomorrowland' ($41.7M) Inches Past 'Pitch Perfect 2' ($38.5M) In Close Race for First; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Third with $32.1M; 'Poltergeist' Debuts in Fifth with Solid $26.5MMay 25, 2015 09:27 AM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Tomorrowland was able to hold off Universal's Pitch Perfect 2 in a close race for first place over the holiday weekend with an estimated four-day debut of $41.74 million. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi family film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson opened on the very low end of pre-release expectations. Despite opening on the lower end of expectations, the film's debut was an underwhelming one, especially given the film's large price tag and Memorial Day weekend release date. The four-day start of Tomorrowland was a slim 3 percent ahead of the $40.42 million four-day take of 2011's Super 8. The revised three-day estimate for Tomorrowland stands at $32.97 million. That gives the film an estimated four-day to three-day ratio of 1.27 to 1. Tomorrowland received a modest B rating on CinemaScore.

On the heels of last weekend's break-out start, Pitch Perfect 2 experienced a respectable second weekend hold this weekend with an estimated four-day take of $38.54 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down 44 percent from last weekend's three-day debut. Pitch Perfect 2 zoomed past the $100 million domestic mark this weekend and has grossed a stronger than expected $126.02 million in eleven days. That places the film an impressive 35 percent ahead of the $93.16 million eleven-day gross of last year's Neighbors.

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road placed in third with an estimated four-day take of $32.10 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 29 percent from last weekend's three-day start. Mad Max: Fury Road held up nicely for a high-profile action film in its second weekend of release. The film has grossed $95.53 million in eleven days. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 4 percent ahead of the $91.92 million eleven-day take of 2012's Prometheus. The revised three-day estimate for Mad Max: Fury Road is $24.82 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron claimed fourth place with an estimated four-day take of $27.81 million. In the process, the blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $400 million domestic mark this weekend. Avengers: Age of Ultron was down 28 percent from last weekend and has grossed $410.98 million in 25 days. The film is currently running 22 percent behind the $523.91 million 25-day take of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $372.78 million 25-day gross of 2013's Iron Man 3. The revised three-day estimate for Avengers: Age of Ultron is $21.69 million.

Poltergeist rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated four-day start of $26.50 million. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM debuted in line with its wide ranging expectations and was off to a solid start with its modest price tag in mind. The four-day take for Poltergeist was 4 percent behind the $27.48 million four-day start of 2013's Evil Dead. The revised three-day estimate for Poltergeist stands at $22.60 million. That places the film's estimated four-day to three-day ratio at a front-loaded 1.17 to 1. Poltergeist was soft on CinemaScore with a C+ rating, which is a very common occurrence for a horror film.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Feb. 20 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gnomeo and Juliet$6,557,897-21%3,01420$2,176$50,174,5422Disney
2Unknown (2011)$6,248,419-30%3,043--$2,053$21,856,3891Warner Bros.
3I Am Number Four$5,616,494-26%3,154--$1,781$19,449,8931Disney / DreamWorks
4Just Go With It$5,589,082-27%3,5480$1,575$61,034,1902Sony / Columbia
5Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$4,503,623-36%2,821--$1,596$16,300,8031Fox
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$4,049,383-26%3,11813$1,299$48,180,6822Paramount
7The King's Speech$2,202,637-22%2,086-177$1,056$103,241,50613Weinstein Company
8The Eagle$1,150,561-23%2,2960$501$15,152,6832Focus
9The Roommate$1,049,227-36%2,160-374$486$32,503,3063Sony / Screen Gems
10No Strings Attached$909,803-29%1,966-790$463$65,993,3205Paramount
11True Grit (2010)$776,419-28%1,465-607$530$164,128,0249Paramount
12Sanctum$537,015-24%1,377-1412$390$21,947,4003Universal
13The Green Hornet$524,037-18%1,265-825$414$95,076,4656Sony / Columbia
14The Rite$348,378-27%1,048-1159$332$31,392,4914Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fighter$550,356-21%759-290$725$87,978,80011Paramount
2Black Swan$448,213-21%656-413$683$101,536,86312Fox Searchlight
3The Mechanic$327,291-21%952-934$344$27,886,0234CBS Films
4Cedar Rapids$299,360-25%10287$2,935$1,311,9262Fox Searchlight
5Biutiful$190,968-15%157-34$1,216$3,037,4648Roadside Attractions
6Yogi Bear$138,167-35%725-386$191$97,283,21710Warner Bros.
7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$123,001-18%321-88$383$293,901,79414Warner Bros.
8127 Hours$111,613-15%240-119$465$17,412,20916Fox Searchlight
9Blue Valentine (2010)$111,205-18%235-158$473$8,829,6448Weinstein Company
10Megamind$94,509-21%214-38$442$148,244,40516Paramount / DreamWorks
11The Company Men$92,473-31%242-35$382$3,526,2545Weinstein Company
12The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$89,644-28%264-29$340$103,373,05111Fox
13Little Fockers$84,075-25%285-139$295$147,635,6609Universal
14Gulliver's Travels (2010)$60,563-27%235-73$258$42,174,2759Fox
15The Tourist$58,923-30%224124$263$67,239,12811Sony / Columbia
16The Dilemma$48,675-38%293-949$166$48,221,7406Universal
17From Prada to Nada$37,5093%128-124$293$2,810,4914Lionsgate / Pantelion
18The Social Network$30,446-19%113-65$269$96,760,02121Sony / Columbia
19Unstoppable (2010)$19,057-37%105-42$181$81,468,67015Fox
20Season of the Witch$9,861-34%132-44$75$24,529,4877Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$60,931-15%502$1,219$21,746,35649Warner Bros. / IMAX
27 Khoon Maaf$51,332-21%65--$790$164,1531UTV Communications
3Rabbit Hole$19,765-15%78-34$253$1,974,84210Lionsgate
4Somewhere (2010)$12,153-10%29-3$419$1,723,5229Focus
5Winter's Bone$6,332-19%20-6$317$6,421,49037Roadside Attractions
6Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$5,015-14%21$2,508$34,1942Phase 4 Films
7Immigration Tango$4,735-22%30--$158$14,4321Roadside Attractions
8Brotherhood (2010)$1,634-40%1--$1,634$7,8731Phase 4 Films
9I Love You Phillip Morris$1,583-27%9-14$176$1,946,13712Roadside Attractions